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By Alejandro de la Fuente

Havana within the 1550s was once a small coastal village with a really restricted inhabitants that used to be susceptible to assault. through 1610, in spite of the fact that, below Spanish rule it had turn into one of many best-fortified port towns on the planet and an Atlantic middle of transport, trade, and shipbuilding. utilizing all to be had neighborhood Cuban assets, Alejandro de l. a. Fuente presents the 1st exam of the transformation of Havana right into a shiny Atlantic port urban and the fastest-growing city middle within the Americas within the past due 16th century. He exhibits how neighborhood pursuits took benefit of the imperial layout and situates Havana in the slavery and financial platforms of the colonial Atlantic.

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